A Cyber Threat to Canada Elections!


Canada’s electronic spy agency has made it official that some state-funded actors of foreign nations are trying to influence the country’s electoral process and so steps are being taken to counter their efforts.

Treating the activity as a serious threat to Canadian Democracy, Chrystia Freeland, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the country said that public and media should join forces with the government to thwart such attacks.

Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, a Canadian intelligence agency similar to that of NSA issued the above-stated warning amid questions about Russia’s role in the last US Presidential elections.

Canada is sure that the elections which are being held in 2019 will be influenced by some kind of state-funded actors who are eager to play with the political landscape of the country for obvious reasons.
For this reason, Ms. Freeland wants the public to join the hands with the government to counter such attacks.

Very recently, the Trudeau government decided to invest $62 million in strengthening the potential of its military and defense forces. The government simultaneously announced that 1/3rd of the budget will be used to build a high-tech cyber army which will combat with all kinds of security threats in cyberspace.

Canada has put nations like Russia, China, and North Korea in its threat radar and so has decided to launch a Hybrid War which includes the war on enemy nations from the air, water, land, and cyberspace.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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